Located in the southeastern corner of Oregon is the Alvord Desert. This place is every bit as real as all the descriptions you’ve been told. Sitting in the rain shadow of the Steens Mountain, it’s a 12 mile long, 7 mile wide desert. It’s essentially a dry lake area that receives as little as 6 inches of rain each year. The hard, cracked, barren stretch of land resembles that of an Armageddon scene. From this cracked lake bed, you can view the mountain range for as far as the eye can see. It’s in the middle of nowhere, so the only sound you here is of your own breath. It separates you from society as you know it while consuming you with its haunting beauty.